With less than five minutes from time, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv led only 86-84 in Kfar Blum. But a 12-0 run assured Maccabi its fifth won in the playoff semi finals. 105-95.
The Euroleague Champions, without Maceo Baston, led 24-23 at the end of the first period. But Oded Katash team played with great enthusiasm and held a 49-48 lead at half time. Maccabi won the third peiod 26-18 and when it looked like another easy win for the Yellows, Galil made another comeback to no avail.
Nikola Vujcic was Maccabi's top player with 19 pts, 16 rbds & 3 assists.
Other Maccabi scorers: Parker 24 pts, 8 rbds & 4 ass, Saras 24 pts & 5 ass, Burstein 15 pts & 4 rbds, Green 13 pts, & rbds & 4 ass, Sharp 6, Shelef 4 pts.
Top scores for Galil/Golan: Johnson 24, Lamizana 23, Kurtz 19 pts.